Cost-Effective Summer Tires at Tire Rack - Summer 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012 by Marshall Wisler

If you're shopping for summer tires this season and value a tire with excellent performance without spending an arm and a leg, take a look at the following tires. The tires highlighted are both consumer favorites that feature an asymmetric tread design known for producing low noise. Each option represents an excellent value in their category.

  • Continental ExtremeContact DW - As one of Tire Rack's most popular sellers, this Max Performance Summer tire has received excellent consumer reviews and has done well in our internal tests. Although competitive on a dry test track, this tire has always been praised for its balance in wet conditions. A good amount of spacing between tread blocks ensures many escape routes for water and a high resistance to hydroplaning.
     
  • Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport - In contrast to the Continental ExtremeContact DW, this tire features a slightly harder tread compound that sacrifices a small amount of ultimate dry grip in exchange for increased treadlife. Currently ranked first in the Ultra High Performance Summer category, this tire has been praised for its impressive dry and wet traction and composed road manners. This tire, for the price, is very difficult to beat.
Continental Extreme Contact DW
Continental ExtremeContact DW
Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport
Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport


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